Apple has launched a new app and website with up-to-date information to help people stay informed about COVID-19 aka the coronavirus. Both the app and website were created in partnership with the CDC1, the Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA, according to the press release. The new COVID-19 screening tool and resources aims to help people stay informed and stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
Sometimes when a major natural disaster strikes, Apple activates iTunes donations to make it easy for customers to help. This summer is no different, with Apple opening up American Red Cross donations to help those affected by the wildfires rampaging across the state of California. If you'd like to donate, iTunes will transfer 100 percent of your donation dollars directly to the Red Cross.
Apple has introduced its latest mobile operating system at WWDC. iOS 12 promises to bring speed and stability enhancements to all iOS devices that are currently capable of running iOS 11. This means nobody who already uses iOS 11 will be forced to upgrade their hardware to get iOS 12. But increased speed and better security are not the only features on the horizon. Despite iOS 12 improvements being billed as mostly "under the hood" there are many other highlights coming to Apple devices in the public release this fall.
What are some cool Augmented Reality (AR) apps for my iPhone or iPad? What is ARKit for iOS? Apple fans asking questions like these now have a new source of information. Apple has posted a website titled "Augmented Reality for iOS" to showcase the technology and its capabilities.
The official Apple Support YouTube channel has added several tutorial videos about HomePod. Each video is around a minute long, highlighting different features of Apple's smart speaker. New users and HomePod experts alike will find helpful tips along with links to related support documentation.